0 Bed Land - Building Plot  SSTC

Site and Buildings of the Former Summer Cross Public House, East Busk Lane, Otley – 0.59 Acres

Offers In Excess Of £850,000

Land - Building Plot
East Busk Lane, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1HS
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Hardisty and Co are pleased to offer buyers this exciting opportunity to acquire a high-profile and attractive site located on the fringe of Otley town centre within the conservation area. Benefiting from full planning consent for a 46 bed care home but with significant potential for alternative uses (including residential development) subject to all relevant statutory consents. As the original public house is still in situ, draft schemes can be provided to show a number of Victorian style terrace or detached homes on the site. Prestigious, leafy backwater setting yet close to an abundance of local amenities. This is a real gem, the likes of which are rarely seen – now offered for sale, freehold with full vacant possession upon completion.

  • Superb Development Opportunity!
  • 0.59 Acre (0.24 Hectare) site.
  • Full Planning for 46 Bed Care Home
  • Suitable for Alternative Uses Subject to Consent
  • Tranquil Leafy Backwater
  • Outlook to Beautiful Public Park
  • Residential or Commercial
  • Close to all Town Centre Amenities
  • Walking distance to Market Place
  • Sought After Location

The Site

An exciting opportunity to acquire this high-profile and attractive site located on the fringe of Otley town centre within the conservation area.
The Site of the Former Summer Cross Public House, East Busk Lane / Pool Road, Otley, Leeds LS211HS.
Freehold redevelopment opportunity for sale with full vacant possession – subject to contract.
Building approx 3127 sq.Ft. (plus basement).
0.59 Acre (0.24 Hectare) site. Within the Otley conservation area. Full planning consent for a 46 bed care home.
High profile site with visibility from the A659 Pool Road.
Adjacent to mature public gardens.
Predominantly residential surroundings.
Within walking distance of Market Place amenities.
With great commuter links.
Potential for redevelopment for a variety of uses (including residential) subject to all relevant statutory consents.


The property occupies an excellent position on the fringe of Otley Town Centre with the surrounding locality being predominantly residential. The site lies immediately adjacent to mature, tree lined public gardens, creating a tranquil, verdant setting. Otley is a thriving market town located approximately 10 miles to the North of Leeds City Centre on the border between West and North Yorkshire in the beautiful countryside of Lower Wharfedale. The Town Centre offers a broad selection of amenities including a range of shops, cafés, eateries, professional and financial services. A number of major supermarkets are also represented close to the Town’s central core. The immediate locality also offers good schools of both primary and secondary level, excellent health care facilities, regular city centre transport links along with sport and leisure facilities. Including great walks on the nearby Otley Chevin.

How To Find The Propertry

Postcode: LS21 1HS


The site which is roughly triangular in shape is located to the west of East Busk Lane, approximately 0.5 miles to the east of Otley Town Centre. From the site survey provided by our client it would appear the site approximately comprises an overall area of 0.59 acres (0.24 hectares).
The building on the site has not been occupied since 2007 and was formerly occupied by the Summer Cross Public House, its beer garden and parking areas.The building is constructed predominantly of sandstone however the gables to the original buildings are rendered. The roof to the front portion of the building is hipped, whilst the rear portion is pitched. The building is now in a somewhat dilapidated condition and the site is bounded by security fencing for Health & Safety reasons. Interested parties should not enter the site without prior appointment with the Vendor's Agents.


The site benefits from a planning approval granted 10 July 2009 (Application No. P/08/06122/FU) for the change of use of former Public House involving alterations and 3 storey extension to residential care home. Building regulation approval was subsequently obtained and relevant conditions discharged enabling the lawful implementation of the planning approval to take place in 2012. We understand that Building regulation approval was subsequently obtained and lawful implementation of the planning approval implemented in 2012. The site may be suitable for alternative uses subject to the procurement of all necessary consents.


Based upon CAD calculations taken from the scaled architects drawings supplied by the vendor the retained building (which is in a very poor state of repair) appears to comprise the following approximate gross internal (GIA) floor areas.
Site Area 0.24 Hectares (0.59 Acres)
Basement 30.2 sq.m (325 sq.ft)
Ground Floor 167.4 sq.m(1802 sq.ft)
First Floor123.1 sq.m(1325 sq.ft)
Please see floor plans and elevations.

Tenure & Price Guide

Tenure: Freehold and offered with full vacant possession upon completion.
Price: Offers are invited in excess of £850,000 and may be conditional or unconditional although client preference is weighted towards the latter.
VAT: All reference to price, premium or rent are deemed to be exclusive of VAT unless expressly stated otherwise. Any offer received will be deemed exclusive of VAT.
Legal Costs: Each party are to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in connection with this transaction.
Subject to contract.

Site Investigation Report

A phase 1 & 2 – Engineering & Environmental assessment produced by CODA Structures dated 17th October 2008 is available upon request.

Asbestos Survey

A refurbishment level asbestos survey has been commissioned and the results are awaited. Upon receipt a copy of the report will be made available to interested parties.

Covid 19

We are obligated to pass on the following guidance when conducting a viewing appointment.
There should be a maximum of two people from the same household in attendance per viewing and our personnel will only be carrying out viewings without vendors in attendance.
Accompanied viewer personnel will be providing access only to vacant, empty properties and will not be entering these properties with clients – THIS WILL ONLY BE THE CASE WITH COMPLETELY EMPTY PROPERTIES.
Viewings should be conducted in as short a period as possible and we will be allocating a maximum of 20 minutes per viewing.
Hand sanitiser should be used upon entry and exit of a property by both our clients and personnel.
After each viewing, we will use anti-bacterial wipes to clean door handles and surfaces that are used.
Our personnel will ensure that social distancing is always maintained whilst conducting viewings in line with current Government guidance.

Brochure Details

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